Cousins leads Kings past Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN ( – DeMarcus Cousins posted another double-
double with 31 points and 18 rebounds to lead Sacramento to a 113-101 road win
over Minnesota.

Cousins was efficient, scoring his 31 points on just 15 shots, and he made all
four free throws in the final minutes to seal the win. The Kings knocked down
all nine of their attempts from the line in the fourth quarter.

The Kings dominated the game down low. They outrebounded the Timberwolves
50-37 and owned a 56-44 advantage in points in the paint.

After a slow first quarter with five points on six shots, Ben McLemore heated
up. He was 7-of-11 from the floor the rest of the game and finished with 22
points and nine boards in the victory.

Sacramento also received a key contribution from former Minnesota forward
Derrick Williams. He scored a season-high 12 points and pulled down six boards
to contribute to the Kings’ dominance inside.

Top draft pick Andrew Wiggins had the best game of his young career for
Minnesota, setting career highs in points with 29 and steals with four. He hit
9-of-10 from the line and 2-of-4 from 3-point range. Mo Williams chipped in 11
points and a game-high 12 assists in defeat.